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July 28, 2009

"The petrochemical industry's profits are our litter."

Treebag2 This just in from the Seattle Green Bag Campaign's Twitter account: Two prominent Seattle environmentalists say vote yes on Referendum 1!

In a Seattle Times editorial piece, Kathy Fletcher and Denis Hayes wrote in favor of a proposed 20-cent fee on disposable bags. According to the story, each year Seattle residents throw away a whopping 600 bags per person.

Is this the most significant environmental threat facing our world? No, they write, which is why it should have been solved 39 years ago - and why voting yes on Ref. 1 is such an easy decision to make.

Read the whole story here.


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